We know there was a Biblical DELUGE that caused a Flood. The Deluge poured down across the surface of the Earth – do the math – with the force & volume of water pouring from the kitchen faucet. It would have displaced all the air and even those secure in an Ark would have died over the course of 40 days and 40 nights. Yet there are those who believe the story true.
Arpachshad is the Son of Shem & grandson of Noah.
He is the first born patriarch -- after the flood. If you believe, than, as a common ancestor, Adam is a non-starter. We all come from Noah and his three sons.
In terms of astronomy, Arpachshad is interesting – as can see here:
The interesting links are in the last three lines of the chart. There is one relationship which connects him to the Founding of Rome in 753bce (shown here as Hebrew Year 3009). The next thing of interest is the larger series of relationships to HY3218 (our 544bce) and the accepted Buddhist Calendar date. There is a sixty-one year shift with another Buddhist ear date – but there is also a sixty-one year alternative Roman Date.
Both sixty-one year variances are significant in terms of the Biblical Chronology and dating system. Should I reveal it? Or allow you to wonder?
OH, you do realize there is a significance to the way the story dates Arpachshad, Shem and Noah – one revealed in “Grandpa Was A Deity”. One which I call “The Shem Error.”